“I’m an Olympic athlete, no one can rob me of it.”


Figure skater Zhu Yi

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  • Zhu Yi said in his first Instagram post since he participated in the Olympics that he became a “stronger person.”

  • American-born figure skater Faced with numerous vitreous comments After falling while fighting for China.

  • This post has sparked a new wave of backlash from some Chinese social media users.

“I’m an Olympic athlete. No one can rob me of it.”

That’s what American-born figure skater Zhu Yi posted. Her instagram Wednesday Account — First time since she appeared on the platform Attacked online through the Winter Olympics For falling during the competition with China.

“It’s all about traveling. I’ve survived years of adversity and created stronger people,” she writes. “Last night was the last skate on the ice of the Olympics, and I took every moment of it.”

At the Women’s Singles Short Program event (her last event) on Tuesday, Zhu finished in 27th place and did not advance to the next round.

Dozens of people responded positively to 19-year-old Instagram posts, but some social media users soon Be ridiculous That Zhu included an extra line in her Chinese translation of the same post.

Zhu added the sentence “Those who understand will understand” in Chinese.

That one line was enough to trigger a wave of repulsion on a platform like Twitter in China, Weibo. “Zhu Yi Inn” When “Zhu Yi Update Inn” Each has been viewed more than 400,000 times. In China, Instagram is called “ins”.

“What does’understand’mean to’understand’?” Weibo users said while calling on her to leave China.. “Does that mean it’s the end of a team event? Are you uncomfortable because we’re not scolding you?”

Another user said: “It’s true that you can’t take away the experience of Zhu’s Olympics, but who stole that experience that other girls should have owned?”

Throughout the tournament, Zhu was accused of winning the only women’s singles spot in China because her father was an influential scientist. Per South China Morning Post.. Zhu’s father, Song-Chun Zhu, specializes in artificial intelligence. According to CNN..

The skater then disabled comments on his Instagram account. This is what some users have called “cowardly”.

Other angry Chinese social media users have also pointed out that Zhu’s Instagram post is very different from Weibo’s post, which was published just a few hours ago.

About WeiboShe was grateful for the love of her supporters.

“I would like to thank my coaches, teammates, family, friends and spectators for their warm encouragement,” she wrote in Chinese. “Everyone’s encouragement has given me the courage to compete with more determination and calm today.”

Zhu faces tough vitriol throughout the game, even after content platforms that include: Weibo has actively banned accounts and censored troll posts.

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